The winter season brings with it a multitude of challenges, but arguably the worst among the quandaries that rear its ugly head is traveling in poor road conditions. Ice, chilly winds, and mountains of snow present all types of challenges to travelers, regardless of the mode of transport they undertake. With this in mind, here is a compilation of our top 10 tips for traveling in extreme winters while you are in a new country.
Three years of being married and Mr. H and I have found accommodation in endless hotels, resorts and Airbnb’s throughout our vacations. But never did the idea of staying in a hostel crossed our mind (only god knows why), until recently, while we were looking for our options in Iceland. I won’t lie, we both were battling inside with various levels of being reluctant – but less did we know that this hostel experience would turn out to be one of the best bonding activity we did as a couple.
Traveling to a different country always needs planning. And some countries like Iceland – need a bit more thought and effort than others. Located at a distance of 1800 miles from the North Pole, locals in Iceland often refer to Reykjavik as the northern most capital of the world. While thinking of a trip to Iceland the top most fact to consider about this Nordic island is its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, hot springs, craters, lagoons and lava fields. We pinned down a list for you – of crucial questions you need to ask yourself before you book – and use them as your core plan of action.
Before our Iceland trip, I heard that the winter months were not the best time to travel to Iceland because of the short daytime, the capricious weather, and the desolation. So we did not expect to get much out of our trip, the main thing that drove us there was to see the aurora (the Northern lights).
For some of us, kicking back at an all-inclusive resort, rubbing elbows with tourists and souvenir shopping hardly […]